Bullet enters child’s bedroom

A bullet that appeared to have come from a hunting rifle was discovered by a resident Thursday in a child’s upstairs bedroom.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office was notified of the discovery at a home in the 200 block of Canter Court at 5:15 p.m. Thursday.

“The bullet entered through the roof of the residence and then went through a wall and a door into the child’s room. No one at the residence was injured. It is unclear when the round was fired,” a news release from the Sheriff’s Office states.

The release notes that every year the department receives complaints of homes being struck by bullets during hunting season.

“The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office stresses the importance of hunter safety during this hunting season,” the release states. “Be aware of your shooting environment and know where your rounds will continue to go if you miss your target. Rifle rounds will travel thousands of yards if not stopped by something.